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Phoenix Comprehensive Dentistry

Dentistry located in Phoenix, AZ

Wondering what to do about front teeth that are oddly shaped or have stains that are resistant to whitening products? Check-in with the cosmetic dentistry experts at Phoenix Comprehensive Dentistry (PCD) in Phoenix, Arizona, to talk about veneers. This team of highly acclaimed professionals is committed to maintaining your oral health and meeting your smile expectations whenever possible. They’ll take time to discuss the pros and cons of veneers and what they can do for your smile’s appearance. Call today for an appointment or book your visit online.

Veneers Q & A

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored material that are bonded to the front surface of your tooth or teeth and wrapped slightly around the edges. They do not cover the backs or biting surfaces of teeth. 

Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can cover numerous tooth flaws relatively quickly.

What problems can you cover with dental veneers?

Veneers can successfully cover a wide variety of issues, including:

  • Teeth that are worn due to aging or other issues
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
  • Closing gaps between teeth  

Veneers can also cover discolored teeth that are resistant to whitening. These teeth may be discolored or heavily stained due to a root canal treatment, use of tetracycline or other drugs, large fillings, or certain foods or beverages, such as coffee or tea.

How are veneers different than crowns?

Dental crowns are designed to slip over an entire tooth, while veneers fit over the visible portion of your front teeth. Crowns generally require that a significant portion of the natural tooth be removed or reshaped before placement.

For veneers, only a minuscule amount of the natural tooth is removed.

How long does it take to get veneers?

Veneers usually require three trips to the office.

The first visit is an evaluation that includes a detailed discussion about veneers and the placement process. During this visit, your dental provider at PCD makes recommendations based upon the teeth you hope to transform and your expectations regarding veneers. 

Not every tooth flaw is correctable with veneers, but many are, and you can rely on your dentist at PCD to provide accurate information.

The second and third visits involve taking impressions, making molds, prepping the teeth to receive veneers, and final placement and bonding. 

Once your last appointment is over, you will leave with beautiful white teeth.

Are veneers easy to care for?

Dental veneers require the same routine care as your natural teeth. Daily flossing and cleaning as directed with a nonabrasive toothpaste and regular dental exams are part of maintaining your smile’s brilliance as well as the success of your veneers.

Schedule your evaluation at Phoenix Comprehensive Dentistry today to find out more about veneers and how they can change your smile. Call or book your visit online.